In 1989, the OC Fair & Event Center dedicated three acres to create a miniature working farm called Centennial Farm. This amazing farm recreates the past,
represents the present and looks towards the future in the latest agricultural technological trends.
Centennial Farm Foundation (CFF) was founded to raise support for education programs offered at the Farm. CFF helped to fund the cost of the construction of the Silo Building, Millennium Barn, as well as other items such as the wagons, the animals, safety fences, and more. Today, the Foundation works with community volunteers and staff of the OC Fair & Event Center to plan, develop, and operate the Farm.
Linking the urban landscape with the rural, CFF’s mission is to connect the youth of our community to agriculture. CFF aims to connect youth to the agriculture industry to expose the brightest and most passionate minds to the industry, training them how to be farmers, and even discover ways to integrate innovative and sustainable technology into the agriculture sector. The uniqueness of the Farm, a place of calm in the chaos of the city, along with the services we offer is what makes Centennial Farm Foundation a pillar of the Orange County community.
We use your donations to keep the farm thriving
Centennial Farm Foundation has participated in the cost of the construction of the Silo Building and Millennium Barn as well as other items (wagons, animals, safety fences, etc.) When you donate to our organization, your contribution helps the farm thrive and prosper.
Centennial Farm Foundation Board Members
Glen Johnson, President
Agricultural Associates LLC, President
Dr. Marc Van Eden
Zymo Research Corporation, Vice President
Clare Marie Einsmann, Board Member
Retired, Executive VP and General Counsel, United Ag, 36 years
Lon Records, Board Member
Agri-Turf Distributing, CEO (25 years)
Jose Arriaga, Board Member
County of Orange, Agricultural Commissioner (6 months)
Kenny Ferraro, Board Member
DDS (7 years)
Gary Hayakawa, Board Member
Retired, founder of Three Star Nursery, Inc. (25 years)
Tom Mullen, Board Member
Mendoza Berger & Co., Staff Account Manager (10 years)
Robert Ruiz, Board Member
Laborers Local 652, Secretary/Treasurer (4 months)
Dan Wickham, Board Member
Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness (2 months)